Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
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H: 19.8 cm, W(base): 9.6 x 9.3 cm.
On Display
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Purchased with funds from the Gertrude Christman Melvin Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with a slight yellowish tinge, collar of pewter-like metal; blown, pressed and cut. Inverted pear-shaped blown font with two rows of cut 'punties' above cut vertical flutes, above a tooled knop, above a hollow bulbous stem with cut punties above two applied wafers and a straight stem section ending in a square base with a rosette underneath having twelve trifid rays. Pontil mark in center of rosette, base roughly ground and lower edges of base ground and polished. Metal collar on font.
Skinner, Inc., Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 196, #18; BIB# AI74245